McDonald’s Japan adds a Beef Stew Pie to the menu, with an epic commercial to mark the release

The puns about love are strong in this new advertising campaign.

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Japanese bus driver chases down groper who targeted 18-year-old girl on his vehicle

Gives chase, then gives superhero-level statement about why he did what he did.

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Starbucks adds popcorn and rum to hot drinks in Japan

Well, these were two cocktails we weren’t expecting.

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Here we come a-waffling with a food and booze combo from Cosmos【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Can a waffle iron save a family torn apart by evil?

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Japan’s realistic railroad crossing capsule toys bring back painful memories for Mr. Sato

Some wounds never heal, and some stains never come out.

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The surprisingly deep differences of sailor suit school uniform collar styes – Kanto-eri and more

Schoolgirl uniform manufacturer diagrams four major variations.

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Onesie for gamers comes with ‘toilet mode’, has Japanese Twitter in stitches

The product claims to help users via “amazingly speedy butt release and butt cleanup“, which pretty much says it all.

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This Pikachu and Piplup lamp we got free with a magazine is way cuter than it has any right to be

So we just get this with the magazine? We don’t even have to go to the Pokémon Center store?

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Starbucks releases new ice cream bowls for a limited time in Japan!

You’ll want to get in quick to nab this exclusive free present. 

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Ghibli Museum asking for donations from overseas fans to help it through hard times

Donors will be rewarded with a thank-you card with Hayao Miyazaki illustration.

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Tokyo gets its first subway station ramen vending machine

Three popular chains offering frozen ramen packs for people riding the subway but thinking about noodles.

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That time a stranger gave us money on a Japanese train

We’re still not quite sure why it happened. 

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Japanese mom at seaside hospital with no visiting hours gets a beautiful get-well message

We need tissues, stat.

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Starbucks unveils a range of secret Christmas cakes in Japan

Not your ordinary Christmas cakes.

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Suntory to increase the price of 31 whisky products by up to 28 percent next year

The beverage company hopes the increases will help build the capital needed to increase production. 

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Japanese high school student builds giant, moving Gundam robot in his free time【Video】

And this amazing Zaku II isn’t the only awesome 3-D anime fan art he’s made.

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Model Nana Suzuki declared ‘The Best Gyozanist 2021’, Mr. Sato and the gang robbed

The ceremony even included a gyoza cooking battle between models, because of course it did.

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Lawson convenience store sets up shop in Japan’s Parareal Akihabara metaverse

Those stores really are everywhere.

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Japanese government freezes inbound air reservations for foreign residents and Japanese citizens

New restrictions come just one day after latest coronavirus-related border tightening.

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Survey reveals most Japanese workers want to work from home at least twice per week

Younger and older workers did have different ideas of what the ideal number is, though. 

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